With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

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With the 2015 season coming to an abrupt end at the hands of the New York Mets, now is as good a time as any to look ahead to the off-season.  After all, it’s getting close to the end of October and there are a lot of key decisions to Continue reading With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

Trade Deadline thoughts: Cubs Did the Right Thing

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I have been out camping this entire weekend, so I missed out on all the trade reactions throughout baseball, including those fans made about the ones the Chicago Cubs made. This is probably a good thing, as that allowed me to give you my unfiltered and unaffected thoughts. I know Continue reading Trade Deadline thoughts: Cubs Did the Right Thing

Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

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Amid connections to the Indians for Carlos Carrasco (who has a 3.1 fWAR, 8th in the AL among starting pitchers), to the Padres for Tyson Ross (2.7 fWAR) and Craig Kimbrel (1.0 fWAR), among other or a late rumbling about being in talks with the Dodgers for Alex Wood (just Continue reading Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

And here…we…go! (Cubs Trade Deadline Updates Galore)

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First up: Dan Haren! Source: Haren to Cubs from Marlins. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 31, 2015 Looks like the Chicago Cubs will send the Miami Marlins a couple of minor leaguers per multiple sources: Recap: Mark Lowe to Jays for three unnamed minor-lgrs, Dan Haren to Cubs for two Continue reading And here…we…go! (Cubs Trade Deadline Updates Galore)

Ivy’s Roundup – The One That Got Away

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Well, it doesn’t get much easier from here…let’s go then… Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins, Marlins Park 6/1: W Cubs 5, Marlins 1 W: Hammel (4-2) L: Urena (0-2) Jason Hammel helped the Cubs earn a victory with a career-high 11 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings Monday night. He allowed Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – The One That Got Away

The Great Lake Debate

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There is nothing I love more than a good baseball debate; that is assuming the other person can actually make a good argument for his side. This season with the Chicago Cubs we have seen a number of them, including: who should play shortstop Starlin Castro or Addison Russell, why Continue reading The Great Lake Debate

Minor League Recap: Full Season Rosters Announced

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The Cubs and their affiliates have announced full season minor league rosters.  The new Single A affiliates, South Bend (MWL) and Myrtle Beach (Carolina League) replace the Kane County Cougars and the Daytona Cubs (now, Tortugas).  Generally speaking, there are solid prospects worth keeping an eye on at every level.  The Continue reading Minor League Recap: Full Season Rosters Announced

Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

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It seems that the Cubs are in line to keep three catchers, which was not expected, but does not come as a big surprise.  With the versatility of the roster, the Cubs are in a position where they can keep all of Miguel Montero, David Ross, and Welington Castillo; using Continue reading Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

Today, while watching Dominican Winter League baseball…

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Tonight, thanks to Stan on Twitter and the power of internet streaming, I got to watch my first Dominican Winter League baseball game in a long time.  Stan has some play-by-play tweets of Junior Lake‘s activities from earlier in the game, so that was one reason to check out the Continue reading Today, while watching Dominican Winter League baseball…

Minor League Recap: WE’RE GOING STREAKING!

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The theme of the week has been streaks in the Cubs’ system, as Kane County has a 10 game win streak going at the moment, Albert Almora has hit in 8 of his last 9 games, Addison Russell has homered in 3 straight games, and Pierce Johnson had a 23 Continue reading Minor League Recap: WE’RE GOING STREAKING!